Robertson takes top job at Maples

| 02/12/2015 | 0 Comments
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Ugland House, home of Maples and Calder in Grand Cayman

(CNS Business): Following bi-annual elections at the offshore law firm and financial services company, the Maples Group, for its management team, Alasdair Robertson is the new Global Managing Partner but will continue to serve as MaplesFS Chairman as well. After six years as head of the international firm, Henry Smith stepped down on 30 November, paving the way for Robertson, who is also the president of the Cayman Islands Law Society. Meanwhile, Scott Somerville retains the role of Chief Executive Officer of MaplesFS.

Alasdair Robertson said Smith had done a tremendous job and was honoured to have been asked to step into his shoes. “I look forward to the challenge, safe in the knowledge that we continue to have a very strong management team to serve the Maples Group,” he said.

Smith said he was happy that Maples and Calder had seen impressive growth during his time, which is he credited to all the very talented lawyers, professionals and staff at the firm.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to Alasdair on his appointment.  He has done a terrific job in various roles within the firm and I am sure that the firm will continue to excel and reach new heights under Alasdair’s stewardship,” Smith added.

In the rest of the management reshuffle, Nicholas Butcher succeeds current Dublin office Managing Partner, Andrew Doyle, who is retiring from the position following the completion of four terms in the role. Richard May takes up the post of BVI Managing Partner, as Arabella di Iorio, having served for six years, steps down from the position to focus fully on expanding the BVI Litigation practice, as Head of BVI Litigation.

Paul Lumsden (Cayman Islands), Tahir Jawed (Dubai), Shaun Denton and Mark Western (Hong Kong), Paul Govier (London) and Michael Gagie (Singapore) remain in their existing roles as office Managing Partners and Michael Gagie continues as Head of the firm’s BVI law practice globally.

Other election results include Edward Miller (Corporate), Jon Fowler (Funds) and Aristos Galatopoulos (Litigation), each of whom were re-elected, and Mark Matthews (Finance) replaced Alasdair Robertson as Global Practice Group Leaders for the firm’s major practice groups.


Category: Finance, Financial Services

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